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ERIC Number: EJ781641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Dunn and Dunn Model of Learning-Style Preferences: Critique of Lovelace Meta-Analysis
Kavale, Kenneth A.; LeFever, Gretchen B.
Journal of Educational Research, v101 n2 p94-97 Nov-Dec 2007
The authors critiqued the M. K. Lovelace (2005) meta-analysis of the Dunn and Dunn Model of Learning-Style Preferences (DDMLSP). The conclusion that Lovelace reported in her meta-analysis that learning-style instruction is a beneficial form of instructional delivery is unjustified because of critical conceptual and practical problems. Those problems surround interpretation of effect size, narrow focus on a single model, missing information, and, most notably, a sampling bias. Meta-analysis relies on the synthesis of many different types of studies. However, 96% of studies cited in the Lovelace meta-analysis were dissertations (70% with authors of the DDMLSP), leading to potential "home-team" bias. The proponents of the DDMLSP must address such concerns before the DDMLSP can be accepted by the education community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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